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Sleep disorders may increase cognitive decline

July 27, 2017

Individuals with sleep disordered breathing are more likely to have diminished cognition, including poorer attention, processing speed and memory, especially those who are genetically susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease, according to findings published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

“Sleep-disordered breathing is a highly prevalent condition that is characterized by repeated pauses (apneas or hypopneas) in breathing during sleep,” Dayna A. Johnson, PhD, MPH, MS, from the division of sleep and circadian disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “[Sleep-disordered breathing] is particularly prevalent among elderly populations, older men and racial minority groups (African American, Hispanic, Asian). Individuals with [sleep-disordered breathing] commonly report problems with cognition and may be at increased risk for dementia.”

In the Journals

Poorer sleep may indicate Alzheimer's disease risk

July 13, 2017
Poorer sleep was associated with greater Alzheimer’s disease pathology, as indicated by cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers, according to recent findings…
In the Journals

Disturbed sleep may predict suicide risk

July 12, 2017
Objective measures of disturbed sleep predicted risk for suicidal ideation, regardless of depressive symptoms, according to recent findings. “Suicide is the tragic…
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Sleep duration predicts treatment success in comorbid insomnia, depression

June 28, 2017
Individuals with comorbid insomnia and depression who slept 7 hours or more and received CBT for insomnia were significantly more likely to achieve remission, according…
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Overview and Management of Common Sleep Disorders in Children: A Review for Psychiatrists

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
Sleep problems are common among children and adolescents, with up to 50% of children experiencing sleep difficulties…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services March 2016 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

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